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Hymn score of: Thou gracious Lord and God - Give me thy heart (Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Thou gracious Lord and God - Give me thy heart
(Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Give me thy heart.

1. Thou gracious Lord and God,
  from whom comes every blessing,
Eternal Fount, from which
  I drink in joys unceasing;
right gladly would I bring
  some offering to thee;
but, ah! I know not what, –
  my God, do thou tell me.

2. "My son, give me thy heart!"
  't is even so thou speakest;
and can it be, that this
  poor heart of mine thou seekest?
This heart, so oft bemoaned,
  as full of guilt and sin,
so fearful, yet so bold,
  and so defiled within.

3. And canst thou this desire
  before all other treasure?
Here, take it as it is;
  I give it thee with pleasure.
O make it clean and pure;
  O make it wholly new;
O make it, to thy praise,
  unchangeable and true.

Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica II, 1864, 74.
Translated from the German Du reicher Gott und Herr - Gib mir dein Herz
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.

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